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Felt proud for being able to play with my childhood heroes: Aminul


Aminul Islam had a dream debut as he picked up two wickets for only 18 runs against Zimbabwe in the T20I tri-nation series.

Aminul Islam
Youngster Aminul Islam is a batting all-rounder who bowls leg-spin. But the team played him just as a leg-spinner as they are desperate to take a leg-spinner to the T20 World Cup and Aminul didn’t disappoint the expectations in his debut game as he picked up two wickets for only 18 runs.

However, there is a still long way to go and the ultimate test will be against Afghanistan. Though keeping this aside, Aminul expressed his happiness for being able to play with his childhood heroes.

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“It is a dream for every player to play international cricket and I am feeling very proud as I could play with my childhood heroes. When I got the chance to bowl, I was a little bit nervous, but Shakib bhai  told me to bowl the way I normally do. Later, Riyad [Mahmudullah] bhai and Mushfiqur bhai  also supported me and told me to bowl in the right areas.”

The youngster also thanked the people who helped me achieving his dream and revealed the names whom he has worked with.

“Actually, from the start of my career and while playing at age level groups, I used to bowl. There was a gap (when I couldn’t bowl) as I had sustained a shoulder injury during the DPL and I stopped bowling. When I came to the High-Performance Unit, I started to bowl as my shoulder got better, and in the camp Simon Helmut helped me with my bowling. Before that I worked with Wahidul Gani and Sohel Sir. I take advice from both Wahid Sir and Sohel Sir to improve my bowling and try to follow their instructions,” he concluded.

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